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Ōoka, Shōhei 1909-1988

Overview
Works: 602 works in 1,726 publications in 6 languages and 7,647 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Biography  War films  Personal narratives‡vJapanese  Film adaptations  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Other, Scenarist, Conceptor, Creator
Classifications: PL835.O5, 895.635
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Fires on the plain by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

132 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This haunting novel explores the complete degradation and isolation of a man by war. Fires on the Plain is set on the island of Leyte in the Philippines during World War II, where the Japanese army is disintegrating under the hammer blows of the American landings. Within this broader disintegration is another, that of a single human being, Private Tamura. The war destroys each of his ties to society, one by one, until Tamura, a sensitive and intelligent man, becomes an outcast. Nearly losing the will to survive, he hears of a port still in Japanese hands and struggles to walk through the American lines. Unfazed by danger, he welcomes the prospect of dying, but first, he loses his hope, and then his sanity. Lost among his hallucinations, Tamura comes to fancy himself an angel enjoined by God to eat no living thing--but even angels fall. Tamura is never less than human, even when driven to the ultimate sin against humanity. Shocking as the outward events are, the greatness of the novel lies in its uplifting vision during a time of crushing horror. As relevant today as when it was originally published, Fires on the Plain will strike a chord with anyone who has lived through the horrors of war
Taken captive : a Japanese POW's story by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

50 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On January 25, 1945, Private Ooka Shohei of the Japanese Imperial Army was captured by American forces in the Philippines. Near death from starvation and acute malaria, he was nursed back to health by his captors and shipped off to a POW camp. Taken Captive is his powerful and poignant account of life as a prisoner of war. Long regarded as a literary classic in Japan, this extraordinary memoir is appearing in English for the first time." "There are no epic battles or grand scale heroics. This is an intimate, gripping, and ultimately enlightening true story of a sophisticated, middle-aged scholar thrown into a primitive struggle for survival. It is filled with moments of sublime ordinariness - prisoners passing time by playing "20 Questions"--And heartstopping encounters - a lone soldier decides whether or not to shoot an unsuspecting enemy soldier." "The harsh conditions, the daily routines that occupy a prisoner's time, and above all, the psychological struggles and behavioral quirks of captives forced to live in close confinement are conveyed with devastating simplicity and candor. Throughout, the author constantly probes his own conscience, questioning motivations and decisions. What emerges is a multileveled portrait of an individual determined to retain his humanity in an uncivilized environment."--Jacket
The Mother of dreams and other short stories : portrayals of women in modern Japanese fiction by Makoto Ueda( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Wife in Musashino by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shade of blossoms by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a three-year absence during which she was a man's mistress, a bar girl returns to her trade in the Ginza, Tokyo's red light district. At 38, it's a struggle, especially as Yoko Adachi has a tendency to tell her clients exactly what she thinks of them
Musashino fujin by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

32 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nakahara Chūya zenshū by Chūya Nakahara( Book )

in Japanese and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ōoka Shōhei, Fukunaga Takehiko( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Japanese and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jiken by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shōsetsuka Natsume Sōseki by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in Japanese and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feuer im Grasland : Roman by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

9 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ombre des fleurs : roman by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nakahara Chūya by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in Japanese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nagai tabi by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hanakage by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

25 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ōoka Shōhei zenshū by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

in Japanese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shōwa-matsu by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in Japanese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yamai( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in Japanese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ōoka Shōhei, Mishima Yukio shū by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in Japanese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobi ; Jiken by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Japanese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Taken captive : a Japanese POW's story
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Taken captive : a Japanese POW's storyThe Mother of dreams and other short stories : portrayals of women in modern Japanese fictionNobi
Alternative Names
O-oka Shōhei 1909-1988

Ôka, Shôhei

Ōka, Shōnei.

Ooka, Schohei

Ooka, Schohei 1909-1988

Ooka, Sëchėj 1909-1988

Ooka, Sëhéj.

Ōoka, Shōhei

Ōoka, Shōhei 1909-

Ōoka, Shōhei 1909-1988

Ooka, shohei(19091988)

Ōoka Shōhei japanischer Schriftsteller

Óoka, Šóhei

Óoka, Šóhei 1909-1988

Ōoka, Syōhei

Oooka, Shōhei

Oooka, Shohei 1909-1988

Oooka, Syôhei

Shōhei O-oka 1909-1988

Shōhei Ōka

Shōhei Ōka escritor japonés

Shōhei Ōoka.

Shōhei Ōoka 1909-

Shōhei, Ōoka 1909-1988

Shōhei Ōoka écrivain japonais

Shōhei Ōoka Japanese writer

Shōhei Ōoka Japans vertaler (1909-1988)

Shohei Ooka Japon yazar

Shōhei Ōoka scrittore giapponese

Оока, Сёхэй

Оока, Сёхэй 1909-1988

Сехэй, Оока

Сёхэй, Оока 1909-1988

אוקא, שוהיי

שוהיי אוקא

שוהיי אוקא סופר יפני

대강승평 1909-1988

오오카 쇼헤 1909-1988

오오카, 쇼헤이

오카 쇼헤 1909-1988

오카 쇼헤이 1909-1988

オオオカ, ショウヘイ

オオオカ, ショウヘイ 1909-1988

大岡 昇平 1909-1988

大岡昇平 1909-

大岡昇平 1909-1988

大岡昇平, 1909-1988

Languages
Japanese (256)

English (103)

French (32)

German (9)

Russian (6)

Chinese (1)